by Greg Hunter, USAWatchdog:
This Week’s Wrap-Up series of stories I call “Scandal-topia.” Benghazi, IRS targeting conservative groups, Department of Justice seizing phone records of the Associated Press (AP) and yet another sex abuse scandal in the U.S. military. While all of these stories are important, they are taking our eyes off other stories of great importance.
Let’s run down the list:
Benghazi, the White House is releasing some emails, but Republicans want many [...]
December 29, 2012
A letter thought to mark the beginning of the warm relationship between Margaret Thatcher and Jimmy Savile has been made public for the first time.
But other correspondence between the pair has been censored, raising questions over what it contains.
The Top Of The Pops presenter sent an adoring letter to the then prime minister in 1980, singing her praises and declaring his love for her.
She responded by inviting the [...]
Graham Spanier might have been ousted from his post at the helm of Penn State over the sex-abuse scandal that engulfed the university, but it seems he’s found a backup employer: the American taxpayer.
Spanier was faulted in an internal Penn State report after the conviction on child-molestation charges of former assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky. The report said he, head coach Joe Paterno and others helped cover up Sandusky’s abuse.
Only a disgraced [...]
48 counts accuse him of abusing 10 boys over 15 years
BELLEFONTE, Pa. (AP) — The jury in Jerry Sandusky’s child sex abuse trial has reached a verdict, and the panel was expected to announce it Friday evening.
The 68-year-old former Penn State assistant football coach is fighting 48 counts that accuse him of abusing 10 boys over 15 years. He could spend the rest of his life in prison if convicted [...]
Moody’s Investors Service said it may downgrade the credit ratings of Pennsylvania State University in a sign of the potential scope of the fallout from a sexual abuse scandal at the school.
The agency on Friday said it will consider whether to lower its assessment on the university’s $1bn of debt, which is now rated Aa1, just one notch below triple A.
The Pennsylvania attorney-general has filed criminal charges involving child sexual [...]
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By Associated Press, Published: November 10
A person familiar with the decision says Cars.com has pulled out as the “presenting sponsor” of two college football games on ESPN involving Penn State in the wake of the sex-abuse scandal engulfing the program.
The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday because the move has not been announced.
Read more: http://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/colleges/person-familiar-with-decision-carscom-out-as-presenting-sponsor-for-2-psu-games-on-espn/2011/11/10/gIQAXMQIAN_story.html
Just when you thought the Penn State child sex-abuse scandal couldn’t possibly get any worse, we may have just scratched the surface. Joe Paterno being fired could be just the start of arguably the biggest downfall in the history of college athletics.
Pittsburgh radio personality Mark Madden, who penned a column for the Beaver County Times back in April of this year named “Sandusky a State secret,” a column which foreshadowed the recent [...]